AMK was founded in 1956 and is the trade and service association for the entire kitchen industry. More than 140 companies are members. They are all major manufacturers of kitchen furniture, electrical and built-in appliances, sinks, accessories, as well as suppliers, trade partnerships and service providers in the kitchen sector. AMK is active in the areas of technology and standardisation, marketing & public relations, internationalisation, as well as trade fairs, and pursues the following goals:
- Stimulating demand for custom-fitted kitchens
- Industry-wide, manufacturer-neutral support and promotion of companies active in the kitchen sector
The association is the patron of “Kitchen Day”(Tag der Küche), which every year attracts an interested audience to its live events at numerous kitchen shows in the German-speaking world.